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Should Kids Have Homework? One Superintendent Says “No.”

Read a Tips’ teen contributor’s view on being overworked: “Even God Rested on Sunday.” Starting this September, Long Beach elementary school students can say “good-bye” to “traditional” homework. I can hear the cheering from here. Instead, the district is asking children to “WRaP” every night: WONDER, READ, and PLAY. It’s a bold move because as parents, we have come to believe that homework is good practice for the […]

What Type of Back To School Parent Are You?

Back to school season always leaves me with mixed feelings. As a teacher, I look forward to going back, showering daily, settling into a routine and feeling productive. As a mom – its quite different. The hardest thing about being a teacher who has children is that you often are forced to miss their first […]

My Favorite Chair of the Moment

  I’ve been shopping for a new chair for my office and after a few back-breaking long days decided to look for one of those ugly bright blue exercise ball chairs. And came across this super-fun–I might even cal it chic–inflatable exercise ball/chair. It comes in fun colorful fur and the slipcover can be removed for […]

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